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Old 09-28-2003, 09:56 PM   #1
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Screen position problems in Knoppix

I'm using Knoppix 3.2 and every time I boot up, the screen is aligned about an inch too far to the right, and slightly too high. I can change it with 'xvidtune', but that only works until I reboot again, when it reverts back to the malaligned settings. I've done my research and I know that you're supposed to modify XF86Config to rectify this problem, but there are 2 obsticles that I come across:

1) When I use 'xvidtune -show' at the command line, it shows the current settings (the malaligned ones) that my monitor is using. These settings don't match ANY of the 'ModeLine' lines in the XF86Config file. Where's X11 getting these settings from?

2) I realigned the screen and used the 'xvidtune -show' command again to retrieve the new settings. I then put these settings into the XF86Config file with 'ModeLine' in front, and rebooted. This does nothing. Even when I change settings with CTRL-ALT-[-] or CTRL-ALT-[+], my new settings wont come up - in fact, theres only 2 that do (a 1024x768 setting, and a 640x480 setting)

Can anyone help me here? I've tried to be as concise as possible. Ta.
Old 09-28-2003, 11:26 PM   #2
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Maybe a dumb question, but does your monitor allow you to adjust the screen to fix it? Most newer ones do, but if you have an older one it might not. If yours does not, then I am clueless
Old 09-29-2003, 01:47 AM   #3
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Just figgered it out. Apparently some versions of X11 use the file "XF86Config-4" rather than "XF86Config". So now after editing that file i have a nicely alligned screen, AND i got my wheelmouse working! Thanks for your help.


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